Carothers Funeral Home

412 South Main Street, Stanley, NC


Brenda Joyce Arney

August 22, 1944June 9, 2019

Her Crown Had So Many Jewels, She Could Hardly Raise It By Herself...

Brenda Joyce Arney, age 74, passed away on Sunday ~ June 9, 2019 at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center with her sons by her side. Brenda will always be remembered as a virtuous woman. A woman of Faith, she loved her Church and Church family at Catawba Heights Baptist in Mount Holly, North Carolina. She was active in her Church and loved helping the shut in with Meals on Wheels. Brenda loved her sons, grandchildren and family dearly and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was the proud mother of four sons: Scott Arney of Mount Holly, North Carolina, Frankie Arney and wife Tonya of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Jody Arney and wife Latisha of Mount Holly, North Carolina; Jerry Lynn Arney who preceded her in death. sister and brother in law: Doris and Gene Stewart of Mount Ulla, North Carolina; eight wonderful grandchildren.

Brenda was the daughter of the late Marvin Joseph Washam and Carie Bell Fortner Washam. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Jean Calvin.

There will be a private family get together with her sons, family and friends to remember and celebrate the life their mother lived.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Brenda's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomestanley.com

Carothers Funeral Home of Stanley is compassionately serving the family of Brenda Arney.


  • Scott Arney, Son
  • Frankie Arney, Son
  • Tonya Arney, Daughter-in-law
  • Jody Arney, Son
  • Latisha Arney, Daughter-in-law
  • Jerry Arney, Son Deceased
  • Doris Stewart, Sister
  • Gene Stewart, Brother-in-law
  • Marvin Joseph Washam, Father Deceased
  • Carie Bell Fortner, Mother Deceased
  • Jean Calvin, Sister Deceased
  • Eight wonderful grandchildren also survive.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Brenda Joyce Arney

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Wendy Arney

June 11, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. Myself and the kids will keep you all in our prayers.

Ingrid Hooper

June 11, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May you all find peace and comfort in the days to come.

Steel Specialty, Inc.

Dianna Comer-Franklin

June 10, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Arney Family on the passing of their beloved mother. Brenda was beautiful from the inside out, the epitome of a Proverbs 31 woman. Brenda's smile could light up any room! I am grateful that I got to call her my friend, I have always adored and loved her. I am asking our heavenly father to wrap all of her family in his loving embrace and give them peace and comfort in the way that only he can.

Ms. Williams

June 10, 2019

To the family:
May 2 Cor 1:3,4 be of some comfort to you and your family “The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort who comfort us during our trials”.

Jean and Barry West

June 10, 2019

Thinking of you all during this time of grief. May God wrap his arms around each one to give comfort and love. We never understand but God has a purpose for everything. All our love and prayers.

Barry, Jean, Kori West

Michael (Spook) Ballard

June 10, 2019

I’m a very good friend of Scott Arney her son and I never met his mother but I felt as I did because of how Scott talked about her So sorrow for the families lost and prayers for the family,thinking about y’all